Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits interleukin-12 beta subunit binding activity. Contributes to cytokine activity. Involved in several processes, including T-helper 1 cell activation; T-helper 1 cell cytokine production; and positive regulation of T cell activation. Localizes to cell surface; cytoplasm; and interleukin-12 complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hepatitis C; hepatocellular carcinoma; and primary biliary cirrhosis. Orthologous to human IL12A (interleukin 12A).